Top Stories in Australian Home Ownership February 9, 2017

Today’s trending stories in Australian home ownership and Home Loans.

  • The votes are in! These are the best buildings in the world
    From a simple coffee shop in Thailand to a glittering opera house in Hamburg and the Palace of Versailles in France, these are the winners in the annual ArchDaily Building of the Year awards.
    More than 75,000 readers voted in the awards, filtering more than 3000 projects down to just 16 category winners.
    The winners are a diverse range of projects from across the world, but what they all have in common is an especially innovative design response.
    Winners of the ArchDaily …
  • Top jobs around the home you should really call a professional for
    We hate to break it to you, but just because youve watched a couple of DIYvideos on YouTube, doesnt mean youll succeed in doing them.
    Going to Bunnings and picking up a few tools (and a sausage sizzle) isnt enough either.There is a lot to know, and even morethat can go wrong, regardinghome repairs.
    Most jobs that involveplumbing, electrical or gas arent just dangerous, theyre actually against the…
  • Towers of power lure key players in prestige market
    When the first luxury apartments were built in Australia in the early 1900s, wealthy locals rushed to buy so they could live in dress circle positions close tothe city, eat in the blocks sumptuous dining rooms, dance in their ballrooms andoften even share servants with their neighbours during labour shortages….
  • Get ready for higher mortgage rates
    Never mind the RBA leaving rates unchanged. Mortgage rates are going up regardless of official rate settings. Moreover, they are expected to move…
  • Genworth shares slump on soft outlook, rising mortgage stress
    Genworth shares slump on soft outlook, rising mortgage stress … Genworth Mortgage Insurance Australia expects a further decline in its premium … after it pointed to higher home loan delinquency rates, especially in mining areas.
  • CommBank clamps down even further on investor lending
    Home Loan Experts managing director Otto Dargan said it would reduce … Investment home loans account for 35 per cent of the CBA’s mortgage…
  • Bilateral Local Currency Swap Agreement with Bank of Korea
    Renewal of Bilateral Local Currency Swap Agreement with Bank of Korea
  • Mortgage veteran to train struggling brokers
    A mortgage expert has been hired by a sub-aggregator to build critical skills in brokers outside of the top percentile
  • Inflated expectations hinder Melbourne property market
    Misconceptions about apartments being built in the capital are creating confusion around what is actually happening